After a little boy has lost his home, he and his ... More
After a little boy has lost his home, he and his family embark on tense journey through a spectacular natural landscape. On the way they encounter many dangers, but the boy's biggest task is still ahead of him: he must finally prove that he can also bring good luck.
"A film of enormous scope which immerses us into ... More
"A film of enormous scope which immerses us into a world rarely seen before. This is a story of wars - wars of the past and wars of the future as a family tries to survive a new invader. But also the battles of ancestry and how a little boy overcomes what society deems as his fate. This film doesn't shy away from the brutalities of real life in Laos but also permits us to celebrate the power of hope and strength. The film succeeds both due to the quality of the script and the beautiful and, at times, unsettling imagery. A brave and resonant experience."
Jury Comments: "The Rocket is a spectacular ... More
Jury Comments: "The Rocket is a spectacular achievement that is powerful and delightful in equal measures. Artfully structured and gorgeously shot, it chronicles the struggles of a displaced family while steering well clear of either sentimentality or despair. Complex in its tone and characterizations, the film takes an unflinching - and edifying - look at the suffering caused both by a legacy of war and the new status quo of economic globalization. And yet, while never losing sight of those grim realities, it also offers us a transcendent tale of hope and perseverance in a world that few Westerners ever have the chance to see."